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Peleg - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 27
Gots: 20 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of an oak aged Old Ale.

Peleg Hill Jr. (1757-1831) was our great, great, great, great grandfather and one of Greensboro’s original inhabitants. In his honor, we crafted this old ale and reserved it with our resident microflora in third-fill bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries. For over 18 months, it was allowed to leisurely develop its complex, unique flavors and express both the character of its environs and its history.

This inaugural batch of Peleg was brewed with our Danish friends Rune and Per Olaf from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg and Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-25-2014)
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Appearance - Deep brown body. Huge khaki head. Thick collar. The bottle gushed when I opened it.

Smell - Smells of bourbon and lots of brett. Aggressively bretted. Caramel.

Taste - Barrel isn't as strong. Brett is stronger. Earthy and red winey. Some tartness and dark fruit flavors. Oak and bourbon come out in the back. Dry and not very sweet at all.

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Peleg from Hill Farmstead Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.